Monday, July 13, 2009

MLB All Star Break

Well, the All Star Break is here and nothing teaches me that I know nothing about baseball like the actual results of the games! I posted predictions on February 26 and 27 about how I thought this baseball season would shake out. Ugh. I should've waited until after the World Baseball Classic, but I couldn't help myself. These predictions were pretty awful, but let's look back:

NL West Prediction: Dodgers, D'Backs, Giants, Rockies, and Padres

Oops! I wanted to pick the Giants higher, but I thought I had been brainwashed by all the Bay Area Sports Talk radio I listen to! The Giants pitching is stupid and deserves more respect than I gave it. They are 10 games over .500! 10! Props to G$ for giving them their preseason love. PS: Giants fans, almost half of the games are still left, don't go getting on your high horse so early... I feel it coming from a lot of you and you have to realize that there is a lot of season left.

NL East Prediction: Phillies, Mets, Braves, Marlins, and Nationals

Not bad. I have the Phillies on top, which they are, but they are followed by the Marlins, Braves, then the Mets, and finally, the awful Nationals. I should've known the Mets would just continue to get worse. In fairness, they've been quite injured (Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado) but you can't drop pop-ups to lose games and get respect on this blog.

NL Central Prediction: Cubs, Cards, Astros, Brewers, Reds, and Pirates

Pretty bad. My love of the Cubs has shadowed my ability to make predictions. I'm not sure if being unbias would have changed anything though. The Cubs won 97 games and are still trotting out a similar line up to last year. Milton Bradley may have been the worst signing of the offseason. If he disagrees with that, then he can start hitting and stop bumping umpires and trying to fight Gatorade machines. At least fight Sweet Lou or Big Z. That would be eerily reminiscent of the movie "Major League."

AL West: Athletics, Angels, Rangers, Seattle Ichiros

No, no, no, no, no, no, NO! I'm sorry general public, there is really no excuse for this one.

AL Central: Indians, Twins, Tigers, Royals, White Sox

Umm... I'm 2 for 2 picking American League celler dwellers for first place in their respective divisions. Ouch.

AL East: Yankees, Red Sox* (Wildcard), Rays, Blue Jays, Orioles

Phew! At least this one is close! It would've been better had the Yankees played better this past weekend (swept by the Angels?!) but I stand by this one. I pretty much have to because none of my other predictions are worth a damn.

So in retrospect, I made horrible predictions, but hey! At least my fantasy team is still in first place! I hope the All Star festivities are more worthwhile than my picks.


GMoney said...

I have come to the conclusion that the no team gets more broken bat hits and fluke defensive plays than the Angels. Really pisses me off. By the way, they start like 45 Latinos. I was impressed.

Watched the Sanchez no-no on Friday which only reaffirmed my man-love for the 2009 Giants (except for Randy Johnson). Sandoval would have made that a perfect game. Juan Uribe is so freaking bad at every aspect of baseball.

Tony B. said...

I haven't watched one Angels game all year. Why? Because I hate them for almost no reason at all.

Agreed. Sandoval would've made that play at third for sure. Giants fans are impressed that someone in Ohio has man-love for the 2009 Giants.

PS: Jason Werth over Sandoval for the All Star game?!?! What the hell?